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Jonathan Kidder, AKA the “WizardSourcer,” is a top-ranked technical talent sourcing recruiter, staffing expert, and corporate trainer who assists organizations of all sizes in identifying and attracting top talent. A wizard at harnessing the power of social networking, Boolean strings, search aggregators, deep web searching, scrapers, and other advanced technology tricks and tools. In 2015, he founded a recruiting blog called WizardSourcer. Which has become one of leading knowledge resources for recruiters online. His mission is simple: To help Recruiters and Talent Sourcers stay updated on the latest sourcing trends within our community.
With nearly a decade of full-cycle recruiting and sourcing experience under his belt, he has worked in talent sourcing and recruiting with companies including Amazon, Vista Outdoor, CA technologies, American Express, and many others. Throughout his career as a sourcing leader, he has pursued continuous learning to stay current on the latest sourcing trends and to help clients across industries maximize the use of high-tech recruiting tools ranging from browser extensions to AI automation.
After earning a bachelor’s in business from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Jonathan launched his sourcing career at Allegis Global Solutions, one of the largest RPO staffing companies in the world. At Allegis, Jonathan discovered the power of social media as a recruiting tool. This inspired him to develop and implement a proprietary employer branding EVP and recruitment marketing plan that could be used with any client to attract the world’s best available talent.